He 's a pissed off man, who feels boredom about his relations. He suffers from psychological complexes, that alienated him from society, and he 's unable to face the realities of life. This research indicates the modern theme of breakdown, absurdity, uselessness, loneliness, and bitterness of life. The protagonist also realizes that the escape from the responsibilities is not a solution to life 's problem. A person ought to create a struggle for his survival, otherwise, there 's the decay of humanity in alienation.
The statement, “it haunted me day and night” represents misery the man felt when he saw the old man’s eye (page 71). Poe represents distressed as another quality when saying, “I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! He has the eye of a vulture - pale blue eye, with a film over it” (page 71). Although the other eye of the old man was fine, he felt agony because of how one eye had “a film over it” (page 71).
In the poem, “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe uses gothic themes and numerous literary devices to illustrate the depressed state of the narrator. The narrator is obsessed with the fact that his loved one, Lenore, is gone. The reader is then led to suspect that the narrator is unreliable and may have possibly killed Lenore – and that this could possibly be the reason for the narrator drowning himself in sorrow. Poe suggests through the form of the poem-i.e. long drawn out line length, falling trochaic syllables, repetitive assonance- that the narrator’s inability to escape melancholy is a direct result of the narrator’s unstable mental condition.
In works, such as A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, the characters are soldiers. For instance, in A Farewell to the Arms, the protagonist,Frederic Henry, was an American soldier who fought for Italy (Church 59). In the passage, Henry is an ambulance driver who is always in and out of combat zone. During the war, Frederic was injured in the knee by a mortar, which changed his life. Most importantly, the story of the protagonist is similar to Ernest Hemingway life story with him being injured in a war which had an major impact.
How do poets evoke pity in 'Disabled ' and 'Refugee blues '? In this essay, I will be writing about how the theme pity is shown in both poems 'Disabled ' written by Wilfred Owen in 1917 and 'Refugee Blues ' written by W.H. Auden in 1939. A vast amount of similar techniques has been used to evoke pity and I will be analyzing them in detail. In 'Disabled", Owen explores the veritable effects of war on those who live through it by comparing the present life of an injured soldier to his past life which was before the war.
The boy is first introduced as someone “sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark”. From the first line alone, the reader gets a sense of despair and despondency, as the phrase “waiting for dark” could be a euphemism of death. Similarly, the phrase “ghastly suit of grey” could be a metaphorical reference to a ghost. The reader then learns that not only is the boy “Legless”, but is also “sewn short at elbow”. He is taunted by “voices of play and pleasure”, as it is a constant reminder of his own lost
When Bäumer returns home, he was unable to identify with memories of his youth nor understand the patriotic enthusiasm of the older generation. Chapter seven of “All Quiet on The Western Front” it was most apparent how war took away the souls of the lost generation and Paul. He was unable to comfortably adjust back to his pre-war lifestyle. Confirming his worries about his detachment and alienation from civilian life (All Quiet on The Western Front). Paul can no longer suppress the trauma he faced on the front.
Holden is depressed by lots of things but he becomes depressed by Mr. Spencer’s physical illness. He said, “It was pretty depressing. [He’s] not too crazy about sick people, anyway. What made it even more depressing, old Spencer had on this very sad. .
Auden is unable to see a future and follows the five imperatives with a poignant declarative “For nothing now can ever come to any good” Auden does this to communicate the anger and sadness he is feeling. He also displays the agony he feels through his use of powerful verbs, ‘moaning” is a words associated with response to pain and ‘scribbling” shows frustration, like he is out of control; he is not able to manage his emotions. It is followed by the capitalisation of “He Is Dead,” by emphasising and pronouncing the diction, he is convincing and assuring himself of the reality. Hardy’s tone make is evident that he has responded to death very differently to Auden. Hardy does not display
Owen’s background and death provide key insights about his stance against heroism in war. Additionally, throughout the poem, Owen uses the literary techniques of imagery and metaphors to challenge the deep-rooted belief that war forms men from boys. The poem delivers a strong critique of wartime heroism through the eyes of our narrator, as he comes to the realization war just causes pain and suffering. Wilfred Owen’s life experiences dramatically influence the outcome of the narrator’s mindset at the end of the poem. Owen was a soldier in World War I, and upon writing the poem, he was recovering